History of the Tajikistan Flag
The Tajikistan Flag features three horizontal bands in the colors of red, white, and green. In the center of the white band is a crown that is surmounted by an arc of seven stars. The red color represents the unity of the nation as well as victory and sunrise, the white color of the flag represents purity, morality, and the snow and ice of the many mountains as well as the cotton crop which is a huge part of the Tajikistan industry, and the green color of the Tajikistan flag represents the nature of the country as well as the fertile valleys and the Islam religion.
The crown represents the Tajik people and the seven stars are symbolic of the number seven and the importance and significance that the number has in traditional Tajik legends, and the number seven represents perfection and happiness. The Tajikistan flag was adopted on November 24th, 1992, making it one of the youngest flags and it used the same colors as the Iran flag which represents the ethnic unity that the two countries have. The Tajikistan flag also uses the same colors that were used on the flag when it was part of the Soviet Union.
Tajikistan (which literally translates as "land of the Tajiks") is a landlocked country in Central Asia that shares borders with Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China. The capital and largest city is called Dushanbe. Dushanbe translates as "Monday" and was named this after the capital emerged from a village that had a very popular market every Monday. Tajikistan is a mountainous country with approximately 93% being covered by them. The most famous and well-known mountains (as well as a popular tourist attraction) are the "Fann Mountains." The Fann Mountains are visited regularly by natives as well as tourists for the rock-climbing, mountaineering, and ice-climbing. The mountains of Tajikistan are home to many glaciers, with the largest glacier being the "Fedchenko Glacier" which is also the largest one in the world.
Tajikistan is a country that has been under the rule of various empires throughout history, the majority have been Persian Empires. In 1868, Tajikistan became a Russian colony and then later became part of the Soviet Union. After a long period of protests and conflicts, on September 9th, 1991, Tajikistan gained independence and is one of the nation’s youngest independent countries. Following its independence, in 1992, a civil war began that devastated the country, until 1997. Even though it is now an independent country, Tajikistan is still reliant on Russian assistance.
Tajikistan is one of the poorest countries that was once part of the Soviet Republic and the main industry is the production and export of cotton. The economy relies heavily on this.